These companies generally work on jobs requiring small amounts of capital and the type of work that does not require much estimating or a large construction organization. They usually perform home alterations or small commercial and office work. Many small renovation contractors have their offices in their homes and perform the ‘‘paper work’’ at night or on weekends after working with the tools of their trade during the day. The ability to grow from this type of contractor to a general contractor depends mainly on the training and business ability of the individual. Generally, if one is intelligent enough to be a good small renovation contractor, that person may be expected to eventually move into the field of larger work.